Telanagana govt plans new barrage on Godavari river

ThupakulagudemTelangana Cabinet met here on Thursday with Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao in the chair, gave its nod for the new barrage construction on Godavari river near Thupakulagudem in Warangal district.

The govt has scrapped the Congress government’s proposal to construct Kanthalapalli barrage downstream on the Godavari and decided to enhance the Devadula lift scheme.

The new barrage would lift 6 tmc of additional water from the river under phase 1 and phase II of the Devadula lift scheme. It will also save 12 tribal villages from submergence on land acquisition. The Full Reservoir Level water storage is 80 meters sufficient for 180 days as against 71 meters for 110 days.